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Krav Maga Fresno can teach you the skills and abilities you need to help defend yourself from attackers by teaching you methods to protect yourself and get yourself out of difficult situations. Through different skill levels you can learn how to defend yourself from physical attacks and how to defend yourself against attackers with weapons.
Skilled Krav Maga instructors will train you through rigorous workouts to build stamina and skill exercises to build your defense. Through extensive training Krav Maga will become second nature for you.
Krav Maga is a great form of self-defense and exercise building up stamina, teaching you usable skills and keeping you fit!
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Vanguard Krav Maga Fresno is proud to provide self defense and fitness training for Fresno, Clovis, and surrounding area. Our classes offer reality based self defense designed for the general public. Classes are designed for adults of all fitness and experience levels in a safe and friendly environment. We provide training for ages 13+ and are proud to offer discounts to fire fighters, law enforcement, military, and veterans. Stop by for our FREE 2 WEEK TRIAL or call us today at (559) 251-8563 for more information


Krav Maga was created in the 1940's for the newly formed Israeli Defense Forces(IDF). Although there are exceptions, most Israeli citizens are required to serve in its military for a period of two to three years. Krav Maga was designed as a simple and effective system for a broad spectrum of individuals to meet the unique needs of close quarter urban warfare. With the short time frame of most military enlistments, an effective hand-to-hand combat system was needed by the IDF that could be taught in a relatively short amount of time.

In the 1980's various U.S. military and law enforcement agencies were exposed to Krav Maga. Over the years it evolved from a military and law enforcement system and made its way into the civilian sector by various means. VANGUARD KRAV MAGA® carries on with the tradition of being a simple and reality based system that can be taught in a somewhat short amount of time compared to other fighting disciplines and martial arts. VANGUARD KRAV MAGA® practitioners will notice a focused approach on techniques that are appropriate for what may be faced on today's streets of the U.S. Imi Lichtenfeld, the founder of Krav Maga, emphasized that techniques constantly be tested and refined "so that one may walk in peace." While the core principles of VANGUARD KRAV MAGA® remain the same as Imi had intended, a modern approach is followed in regards to the curriculum and teaching methods.

Whether you're an experienced martial artist or a newcomer to the self defense and fitness world, VANGUARD KRAV MAGA® people of all ages, experience,and fitness levels.

The Aim of Krav Maga as emphasized by Imi Lichtenfeld:

  • To educate and build people mentally, spiritually, and physically, so that in a time of need one will be able to defend and attack with maximum speed and efficiency.
  • To establish in one a sense of self-worth.
  • To work towards the bringing together of hearts and ending violence around the world, between all peoples, irrespective of color, race and religion.